Event Details

Wednesday, 22 February 2017
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
QBI Level 7 Auditorium
UQ Location:
Queensland Brain Institute (St Lucia)
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Ms Deirdre Wilson
334 66300
Org. Unit:
Queensland Brain Institute

Event Description

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Jing Zhao
Queensland Brain Institute, University of Queensland

Title: Role of EphA4 in regulating adult hippocampal neurogenesis and motor neuron disease

Abstract: The ephrin receptor, EphA4, is member of a large family of receptor tyrosine kinases, shown to play a role in the development and function of the nervous system. I will present new evidence about the novel role EphA4 plays in regulating neurogenesis in the adult hippocampus and the mechanism underlying its regulation. Recently, EphA4 has been also identified as a disease regulator in motor neuron disease (MND), which is characterised by the progressive degeneration of motor neurons. I have identified novel isoforms of EphA4 and will discuss their expression and putative function in the pathogenesis of MND.

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To St Lucia Campus, UQ Ipswich, and UQ Gatton.

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